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MCA Alberta offers education and training programs through a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet unique mechanical and service contractor needs. This is accomplished through member meetings featuring guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

These programs are designed for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep you current and grow your career.

 

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February 2020

COURSE- Negotiation & Conflict Management Skills- Edmonton

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
TBA, AB Canada + Google Map
$315.00

NEGOTIATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS Participants will improve their skills in communication and negotiation. Participants will learn skills to enhance their ability to de-escalate conflict, listen effectively,build mutual respect with others in a construction context and negotiate effectively. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? At the end of the course participants will be able to: Understand the basic elements of communication and demonstrate effective communication skills with constructors. Understand motivation theory and apply motivational techniques to win trust and engage individuals/teams you work…

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PRODUCT SPECIFC – Indirect Fired Air Handling Unit with DJM Controller

February 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Engineered Air Manufacturing Plant, TBA
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$25.00

TRAINING- Indirect fired Air Handling Unit with DJM controller 5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Included Cost $25.00  Limited seating available WHAT WILL TECHNICIANS LEARN? This interactive training will be as follows but not limited to: Start-up requirements Trouble Shooting Control Logic Maintenance Evening sponsored by:

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March 2020

COURSE- Field Scheduling

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$295.00

Event Navigation FIELD SCHEDULING- Who does what when in the field? The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste. Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Topics covered: Planning…

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COURSE- Intro to Blueprint Reading

March 11, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$315.00

Participants will learn how to read a set of construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. What will you learn? Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy Be able to…

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COURSE- Quality Management

March 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$295.00

QUALITY MANAGEMENT Clients want the project they are paying for as articulated in their drawings and specifications. An effective Contractor Quality Management system will help build the project right the first time and greatly reduce rework during the construction phase and reduce warranty callouts after Total Performance. LEARNING OBJECTIVES This course is ideal for Construction Supervisors, Project Managers, and Project Coordinators or any other role involved in QM. Topics covered: Obtain basic knowledge in understanding and using an effective performance…

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COURSE- Change Order Management

March 25, 2020 @ 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$315.00

CHANGE ORDER MANAGEMENT Changes are an inevitable part of the construction process but if not managed well, change orders can cause unnecessary project disruptions and lead to cost increases and schedule delays. This course will provide participants with best practices for successfully navigating this complex project management challenge. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify changes from the original contract Document the changes Price changes fairly and realistically Present and negotiate changes collaboratively Understand the importance of early detection of change orders Negotiate delay…

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April 2020

SEMINAR- Orientation & Onboarding

April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Electrical Contractors Association, 17725-103 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1N8 Canada
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$65.00

ORIENTATION & ONBOARDING Did you know… Studies show that 19% to 37% of new employees quit within their 1st year and 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment. New employees who went through a structured onboarding program were 58% more likely to be with the organization after 3 years. Come to this interactive workshop to learn tips and ideas about how to improve your new employee orientation process. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this session,…

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